Who would benefit from seeing a Specialised Kinesiologist?
Kinesiology for nutrition
Besides having genetics that allow us to share much in common, we are all individuals and variations of what is right for different people, at different times of their lives, varies from person to person. Kinesiology used in combination with nutritional knowledge, provides an accurate and versatile system. A kinesiologist can determine nutritional allergies, sensitivities and dietary requirements and make suggestions to suit each client. The holistic approach of kinesiology, will always look at all factors of nutrition, not only as a food source, but often as a psychological component for people battling with weight gain and loss or nutrient deficiencies.
What is living fearfully costing you?
Fear has an emotional component which manifests physically. Long standing fears, can lead to illness and phobias. A distressing emotion caused by impending danger, whether real or imagined, releases hormones to equip us with our fight or flight response. This is extremely effective when faced with physical danger where we may need to run away from a predator, but not so great if the fear is a constant companion from a life of untold stressors and poor coping mechanisms designed to maximise our self preservation, that result in a build up of hormones and overload of the endocrine system. A kinesiologist will identify the patterns and experiences inhibiting the client and extremely often, bringing the issues to conscious awareness, allows the client to connect with the experience and deal with it, within the safety of a session.
Specialised Kinesiology introduces a paradigm shift to rapidly pinpoint the specific muscles or joints to be treated, thus aiding significantly in fitness, of both body and mind, which contributes to overall integration of health and wellness. For example, a serious knee injury in an athlete, may eventually influence foot and pelvic function. In addition to standard orthapaedic evaluation, Specialised Kinesiology also considers remote causal factors, such as jaw or cranial reflexes, acupuncture or meridian imbalances and even visceral reflexes that can impede full recovery of athletic performance.
As far back as 1980, Goodheart observed a specific muscle failure pattern developing with one of the competitors in the Olympic team that was hindering the strength and endurance of the athlete. Using applied kinesiology, coupled with his familiarity with the sport and chiropractic experience, he was able to develop a treatment plan that resulted in improved competitor performance and vitality by working with the combination of modalities.
Corporates & professionals
The evolving responsible leadership of tomorrow sees wellness programmes promoting balanced, cohesive team members, as as important to the bottom line as sales, marketing and finance. If management recognizes that research has shown that absenteeism costs the South African economy 12 billion rand per year, it is each companies’ aim to invest in their people in a way that builds focused, self-aware staff members with effective coping mechanisms, with the obvious results of improved overall productivity, health and morale with dual benefits to both staff and company.
Corporate wellness is not a once off, one size fits all program. The key to a successful programme, lies in providing change management and a paradigm shift from the bottom up in order to integrate the shift into a corporate culture of energetic, fulfilled, team members, able to adapt appropriately in the fast-paced schedule of today.
Chronic disease accounts for 75% of the total health care costs in most countries and Specialised Kinesiology is a useful preventative and management tool in the development of creating a unique and dynamic evolutionary protocol in to address symptoms before they emerge as fully blown diseases effecting productivity. The most prevalent and preventable chronic diseases affecting the South African economy are;
- Smoking related illnesses
- Poor stress management resulting in effects such as a Stroke or heart related issues, thyroid imbalances, hormonal imbalance and sleep disorders
A large consideration of parents concerned with raising balanced and confident children, is an interest of developmental issues to be taken into account before medicating. The use of Specialised Kinesiology to elucidate any substances that may be hindering development, including food allergens, common substance abuse (e.g. sugar / caffeine) or artificial food additives, such as aspartame which may be detrimental, has been shown to play a role in paving the road to raising balanced, well rounded children more readily equipped to absorb education for adaptable mental health and physical development.
A natural progression of life, is for children to encounter minor injuries as they grow in order to develop immunity, confidence and effective coping mechanisms, however, there are times when the injury may possibly cause a vertebral misalignment that irritates a nerve root affecting an organ or structure. Using a regular evaluation, can determine whether the body system is functioning correctly, just as one does for dental development or preventative treatment. The body develops it’s neurological organisation through many stages and each stage ultimately contributes to the balanced function of the nervous system.
In children suffering from developmental disorders such as ADD / dyslexia or ADHD, symptoms often include poor coordination in sporting activities, commonly treated with medicinal drug use. Often a central nervous system stimulant, side effects can include, nervousness and insomnia, hypersensitivity, such as skin rash, hives, fever, joint pain and dermatitis. Anorexia, nausea and dizziness, palpitations, headaches, dyskinesia, drowsiness, blood pressure and pulse changes both up and down. Cardiac arrhythmia, abdominal pain and weight loss.
The various protocols utilised in a Specialised Kinesiology session, can be effectively be used in approaching a myriad of symptoms, the most commonly experienced being;
- Learning disabilities & Dyslexia
- IBS or stomach related issues
- Neck pain
- Body pain
- Blocked lacrimal glands
- Chronic ear infections
- Sinus issues
- Generalised and Separation anxiety
Specialised Kinesiology for young adults
Intelligent, self-aware young adults, no longer settle for following instructions by practitioners that treat symptoms in isolation, as the emergence of self - awareness has begun the process of guiding them toward holistic development and the search for growth solutions encompassing a full mind – body connection. This encourages practitioners of multiple disciplines to work together in order to guide individuals to grow into the best version of themselves they can be.
Specialised Kinesiology provides a safe and confidential environment for young individuals who may feel uncomfortable expressing themselves to develop their mind – body connection and communicate with an impartial and objective practitioner in an unthreatening manner. Sessions successfully deal with issues such as bullying, information overload, health, intimacy and physical pain issues, bullying, intrusion of privacy in the cyber connected world of today, as well as effective ways of dealing with parents.
Kinesiology for physical pain
On a physical level, success has also been shown in remodulating the sensory input to the developing central nervous system as it recalibrates the sensory receptor itself so that it will feed back the correct information to ensure that the biofeedback mechanisms are working as efficiently as they should.
When we suffer symptoms, for examples pain, fatigue, a headache etc., our body utilises its innate knowledge to compensate for this altered internal environment, allowing us to maintain optimal survival. A classic example of this is Scoliosis, where the spine and adjacent musculature must compensate for an aberrant neurological (walking) gait. Here, the goal would be to identify these compensatory states and remove the ones that are no longer needed